Feb 13, 2017

Oroville Dam makes clear: Nature’s in control

Oroville, CA
USA
by
Editorial Board
,
Sacramento Bee
The Department of Water Resources released a video shot by a drone over the Oroville Dam. Water is seen running over the emergency spillway as well as the main spillway. Photo: Department of Water Resources
The Department of Water Resources released a video shot by a drone over the Oroville Dam. Water is seen running over the emergency spillway as well as the main spillway. Photo: Department of Water Resources

The current situation cannot be attributed to climate change alone. Scientists say no single event can be laid at the feet of global warming. But they also say climate change leads to extreme weather patterns. And California certainly is experiencing extremes. California is ending five years of drought, and now is experiencing one of the wettest rainy seasons on record.